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Philippe Petit on his life as a man on wire

When it comes to high flying feats, few come even close to that pulled off by Philippe Petit more than 30 years ago. After illegally rigging a tightrope between the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Center, the young Frenchman spent nearly an hour dancing in mid-air.

It is an adventure which was captured in the Oscar winning film Man on Wire.

In this First Person account, Petit talks about his amazing skill and why he is now passing it on to others.


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